Elisha had surrendered everything to God and was willing to do whatever God wanted him to do. And he made sure there was no turning back. Surrendering to God is not just a one time decision. Everyday we need to make a choice to do what God wants us to do that day. Have you surrendered all to God today?
Elisha wanted a double portion of the spirit that rested upon Elijah, and he was not going to leave him alone until Elijah blessed him. We often give up so easily. We take our requests to God and grow impatient and then quit asking. He told us we would reap if we faint not. What do you need persistence with in your walk with God?
We often focus in on what we do not have. We don't have the money, or the health, or the (you fill in the blank)! We act as if God miscalculated on what we need to do the work that He has called us to do. God wants us to use what we have and trust Him to make it enough.
When we face difficult times in our lives, God wants us to wait upon Him and have faith in Him. He will work in His time. Sadly, many times we grow impatient and rush ahead of God and try to work things out in our own strength. And that usually makes things worse!
In 2 Kings 13, they throw a dead soldier on Elisha's bones and the soldier comes back to life. We are that dead soldier. The Scripture tells us that we are dead in our trespasses and sin. And we cannot raise ourselves. But Jesus' death can bring us life. If we put our faith and trust in Him, He will give us eternal life.